WOAD (AM)

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WOAD
City of license Jackson, Mississippi
Broadcast area Jackson, Mississippi
Branding Gospel 1300 (1996-2004, 2009-present)
Frequency 1300 kHz
First air date 1947
Format Urban Gospel
Power 5,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 50404
Callsign meaning Working On A Dream
Owner Alpha Media
(Alpha Media Licensee LLC)
Sister stations WJMI, WJNT, WKXI-FM, WRKS, WJQS
Website woad.com

WOAD (1300 AM) is a radio station licensed to Jackson with an urban gospel format. WOAD is owned by Alpha Media through licensee Alpha Media Licensee LLC. Along with five other sister stations, its studios are located in Ridgeland, a suburb of Jackson, while the transmitter tower is in the northside of Jackson.

History[edit]

The 1300kHz frequency was assigned the WRBC call letters for several years. Around 1978, the transmitter site was rebuilt and call letters were changed to WKXI-AM.

In March, 1996, the WOAD call letters and gospel format moved to the more powerful 1300 kHz, after swapping frequencies with then-sister station WKXI-AM.

On January 11, 2004, WOAD started simulcasting on FM—at 105.9.

July 2, 2009, WOAD dropped its FM simulcast and resumed AM-only broadcasting.

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Coordinates: 32°23′12″N 90°09′47″W / 32.38667°N 90.16306°W / 32.38667; -90.16306